Academic Excellence

Warwickshire prides itself on its academic excellence and first class education, research and training facilities. There are two universities in the Warwickshire area, and a number of further education institutions.

University of Warwick

University Of Warwick FlagsThe University of Warwick is one of the UK’s leading universities, with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching, for innovation and for its links with business and industry. Offering a world-class education, courses are challenging and rigorous, guided and inspired by academic staff with expertise in subjects such as arts, medicine, science and social sciences.

The University is a centre of knowledge and technology transfer to businesses ( and the public sector and works in partnership with a wide range of companies and organizations from the largest multi –nationals to the smallest start-ups.

From Research & Development, consultancy, project placements and professional development through to equipment hire and temporary staff, the University offers a range of services to business and industry and is proud of its reputation as an innovative and entrepreneurial institution.

The University is home to award-winning conference centres and hospitality facilities and Warwick Arts Centre which between them attract millions of visitors to the region each year.

For more information on how you can work with the University of Warwick please contact Mark Bobe on +44 (024) 76 573178.

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Coventry University

Coventry UniversityCoventry University is proud of its long-standing industrial tradition, associated research activity and continues to develop a reputation for research designed to secure innovative solutions to real-world problems.

Originally focussed on the needs of major multinational automotive companies such as Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Land Rover, Ferrari and Ford, the University’s portfolio has diversified as its expertise continues to expand.

The range of activity spans almost every subject area ranging from art to design, health to sports, regeneration to human security and mathematics to engineering and computing. The University applies its expertise to tackle simple or complex problems for its partners in business, industry and commerce.

The University’s emphasis on enterprise even runs through the way it is re-shaping the campus. The University is spending £150m to provide first class facilities including a new student building called ‘The Hub’ which opens in September 2011 and a high-tech faculty building for Engineering and Computing which is due to open in September 2012.

The university is in the centre of a vibrant, multicultural city. Coventry is truly an international University with over 3000 students from almost 100 countries. It is home to over 300,000 people including a student population of 17,500. It is a city that is always reinventing itself. To compliment the University’s plans for its new campus, the City has responded by unveiling a £6 billion blueprint for a new city centre.

The University’s award-winning technology park offers specially designed programmes to help companies develop ideas into successful business ventures. Coventry University Enterprises (CUE) Ltd has an established presence on a regional, national and international level.

Further Education Colleges

In addition to the two universities in the area, Warwickshire is home to several outstanding colleges, some of which have been awarded Centre of Excellence status in key areas of expertise. Colleges in the area include Warwickshire College, North Warwickshire and Hinckley College, Stratford-Upon-Avon College and King Edward VI College.


Information on schools and additional learning provision throughout Warwickshire, can be accessed via the Schools and Learning webpage on the Warwickshire County Council website.

Research and Development

Warwickshire has a strong research base with world class facilities. For more information on the facilities available across Coventry & Warwickshire see our Research and Development section.

Students and Graduates

There are currently 15,969 students at the University of Warwick (full-time equivalents, FTEs), including 11,862 undergraduates, 7,949 postgraduates and 6,088 international students.

Warwick University Undergraduate Degree Results – past 5 years (pdf, 221Kb)

Coventry University have over 17,000 students, which is roughly half and half split of male to females.